Hi, forum! Like a lot of folks, I've spent a lot of time riding bike fast bikes all over the place, and now I want something light and easy to transport for getting around town and going camping when we take the RV out. I ride a Tiger 800 now, and recently had a DRZ400SM--I looked hard at getting another, but they're more expensive than the 310! My prior BMWs have been a '96 1100 GS (verrrry different animal) and a X-Country 650.
So I picked up my 310 GS from Bob's BMW yesterday: a demo with 250 miles on the clock. I've put another 75 on her since, an even blend of in town, curvy roads, and 65-ish mph four lanes.
I like the stock windscreen. At the 600 mi. service in a few weeks, she's getting the Akrapovic and a Shorai, and I've a tail tidy on order. Other than that I'm just going to ride a while and see. Suspension seems fine for now, I like the tires. My super-big interest is making her lighter. I don't think there's much to be done with the engine. There doesn't seem to be much happening below about 4000 rpm, nature of the beast?
I've put a set of Enduristan Monsoon 3 soft cases through all kinds of **** on my Tiger, but they don't fit the 310. So I'm getting some Blizzards. I also have a 20l dry bag that can go across the rack. I like that rack, it's big & wide.
The only thing I really don't like so far is the rear brake. I need to re-check the manual...it's mushy as **** but it didn't look adjustable (?). I also wonder if folks find it necessary to loctite screws on these.
So anyway, hi, and looking forward to the new scoot! --ridin / Mike
Now: Elfi (Elfineule
, Elf Owl) a 2018 baby GS!
Now: Handsome Black, 2014 Tiger 800.
Then: too many to list, all makes. Each good in its own way!
Adventure bike (noun): the bike you have adventures on. Other definitions aren't relevant.